Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The weekly, half-hour UPN comedy series Love, Inc. revolved around a dating service run by a woman named Clea (Holly Robinson Peete), who had hoped to use her own happy nine-year marriage as publicity for the organization -- but had to resort to "plan B" when that marriage ended in divorce. In each episode, Clea dispatched her "wing-men" and "wing-women" to play Cupid for a variety of unattached males and females, many of whom were so eccentric that the task of finding an appropriate mate seemed all but impossible. In the original pilot episode, Clea's chief "wing-woman," Denise Johnson, whose success at bringing couples together was matched only by her spectacular failure in finding love on her own, had been played by Shannen Doherty. According to the source one believed, Doherty either tested badly with a sample audience or was given the thumbs-down by a group of potential sponsors: whatever the case, by the time the series debuted on September 22, 2005, Doherty had been replaced by Busy Philipps. The rest of the cast included Ion Overman as Viviana, the service's Argentinean receptionist, who needed to land an American husband to stay in the country; Reagan Gomez-Preston as Francine, the resident style expert; and Vince Vieluf as Barry, the service's technical wizard. Love, Inc. was created by Andrew Secunda, formerly a writer on Late Night With Conan O'Brien.